Crossing The Bridge Over The Fire
Uitgeverij: Makatabatul Irshad
The Lord of all that exists will be in front of them, thus they will pass over the fire and the bridge will be slippery and sharper than a sword. They will pass over the bridge according to their light. Some will pass like the blinking of an eye, while some will pass like lightning; some will pass like the clouds, some will pass like the falling star, while some will pass like the wind; some will pass like the racehorse, while some will pass like the fast traveler; until the last of them will be the man who was given light in his big toe.
“He will walk at times and he will stop at times. And he will crawl on his face, his hands and his feet. He will attach his feet to the bridge and his feet will slip, and he will attach his hands and his hands will slip, and his sides will be burnt by the fire. When he is saved — after great difficulty — he will stop and look back at it (the Fire) and he will say, 'All praises belong to the One who saved me from you after I saw you and He has given me what He has not given to anyone from His creation. '”